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Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£50,952 to £57,349 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Jul 2024
Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Neonatal Unit

Band 8a

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (12-month fixed term, maternity cover)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (ANNP) to join our excellent Neonatal Team here at Milton Keynes University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MKUHFT). We care for babies born from 27 weeks gestation and take pride in providing the perfect environment in which these tiny neonates can grow, thrive, and develop.

We work with the Thames Valley and Wessex Neonatal Operational Delivery Network and Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes Local Maternity & Neonatal System (BLMK LMNS) to share governance strategies, develop policies and procedures and share learning from case reviews.

The Neonatal Unit at MKUH comprise of total of 17 cots 1 intensive care cot, 5 high dependency cots and 11 special care cots. We are working with our maternity colleagues to open our transitional care unit within the coming year and are excited to watch the development of our new Women and Children's Hospital.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated, flexible, hardworking, positive thinking and experienced Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner to work as part of a clinical roster to assist in the delivery of high-quality and safe care for all our babies and their families.

Interview date to be confirmed.

Main duties of the job

Here at MKUH we have a dedicated and dynamic multidisciplinary team who maintain the highest quality and standards of care to our neonatal population, the successful applicant will join our dedicated team of Neonatologists, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals, Neonatal and Paediatric Community Teams and CNWL Community Paediatric Complex Needs Team to provide excellent family centred care for our patients and families.

For further details and to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Charlie Nunn - Divisional Chief Nurse - Paediatrics -

Gill Mallows - ANNP -

Marie Doromal - ANNP -

Dr. Lazarus Anguvaa - Clinical Lead -

About us

MKUH staff scored highest for 'I look forward to coming to work' (NHS Staff Survey 2023)

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working on the Medical Tier 1 rota as part of the Medical Team the ANNP will:
  • Lead in the resuscitation of the new born, using advanced skills evaluating progress and making further decisions regarding management.
  • Lead the admission of sick and preterm infants to the Neonatal Unit, identifying individualised management plans.
  • Be responsible for initiating treatment, including drug therapy.
  • Order appropriate investigations to inform treatment plans, acting on the results appropriately.
  • Identify the need for and undertakes advanced clinical skills . e.g. UAC, UVC, Intubation, Long lines and chest drains.
  • Maintains own professional development to ensure that all clinical practice is based on current knowledge and relevant research.
  • Demonstrates competency in all aspects of the ANNP role, ensuring a record of skills is maintained and that they are deemed competent by the Lead Neonatal Clinician.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the research methodology.
  • Disseminate research findings and identify recommendations for clinical practice.

Please refer to the job description for further details.

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Please refer to the job description for further details.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • NMC Register Part 1/8 or 15
  • Recognised Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner qualification
  • Evidence of education at Masters level
  • Nurse prescribing and supplementary prescribing course
  • Evidence of on-going, dynamic continuing professional development within the speciality
  • Neonatal Life Support (NLS) Provider
  • Neonatal Retrieval course


  • Neonatal Life support (NLS) Instructor
  • Assessing and mentoring qualification
  • Doctorate
  • Leadership qualification
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training



  • ANNP experience in a Neonatal Unit
  • Experience of leading and managing a team of nurses
  • Previous experience of research and audit
  • Experience of implementing evidence-based practice
  • Experience of developing protocols and guidelines
  • Experience of teaching and assessing junior doctors in undertaking procedures


  • Previous experience of change management and problem solving
  • Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints
  • Experience of transport of the critically ill neonate
  • Experience of critical incident review process



  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • IT Literate (powerpoint, word, presentations)
  • Excellent skills in assessment and treatment of critically ill newborns
  • Advanced Neonatal clinical skills
  • Ability to delegate and prioritize
  • Presentation and public speaking skills
  • Able to work across professional teams and organizational boundaries while understanding the sensitivities required to function in different domains

Personal and people development


  • Willingness to undertake further training to meet service demands
  • Willingness to demonstrate and share knowledge, practice and skills within the neonatal unit to develop self and others through clinical participation
  • Willingness to attend Network meetings to share experiences, case reviews and governance strategies
  • Accountability - Takes responsibility for own actions and promotes good team working
  • Ability to work as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to deal with conflict situations
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Mutual respect - Treats others with courtesy and respect at all times



  • Able to communicate and document to a good standard in English
  • Able to communicate clearly with members of the multidisciplinary team, retrieval teams and network units

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Milton Keynes University Hospital

Standing Way

Milton Keynes


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